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. two, it is -- has got to become a priority for our united states senate and for harry reid, our majority leader. he has got to begin to work with not simply republicans, they are not going to vote for these democrats, but, for democrats, the moderate democrats who are afraid of standing up and voting for good, progressive judges. he's got to approach those moderate democrats. he has got to buttress those democrats. we have to do our bit to give those democrats -- and we know who they are -- confidence and standing up for good judges. we need to ensure that the senators on the senate judiciary committee step up to the plate as well. now, we know judge sotomayor, now justice sotomayor as doug mentioned was a little bit timid at those hearings but she had a job to do and that was to get confirmed. the senators on that judiciary committee, particularly those democrats, have to articulate as everyone has said, a very broad vision of why judges are important. why courts are important. and why we need strong progressives on these courts and so we all have our bit to do. i am very, very
tax that all of us pay. sean: i want to talk about the political implications. look at harry reid's numbers. chris god is in trouble. governors corzine and paterson of new york, corzine is losing by a lot. bob mcdonald has a big lead. toomey is plipping the polls by 20 some odd points. do you think this holds, as time goes on or is this a short-term bump for the republicans? >> it has long-term ramifications. between now and november of 2010 is like several geology call ages will come and go between now and then. but it is a significant change and likely to remain because the administration in my opinion is not going to respond in a appropriate way. we'll have our first test in november in new jersey and virginia. and i suspect we will see republican pickups. sean: sign that for me. karl rove. thanks. it's the preliminary year of our "sleep-in panel." you get to sleep in on sunday morning. but first, david axelrod, is he spasming you with e mails urging you to support bicycle, i've missed you. gathering dust, as pollen floats through the air. but with the strength of zyrtec ® , t
-american, harry reid calling them evil mongers, other people calling them mobs and thugs. the backlash against the democratic party here is astonishing. middle american by 2 to 1, they agree with the protesters and not with the democratic party. >> eleanor. >> first of all, cindy said to shout down over people views is un-american. they didn't call the shouters un-american. i think the president has lost momentum here. people who have insurance are worried that they are going to lose something in this very extensive package. and the president really doesn't have a single bill that he can point to. he doesn't have a clear message and all of the bills floating around on political provide lots of inviting targets for people who want to kill healthcare and want to kill the obama presidency along with it. the political stakes here are huge and the president has done a good job with the special interest. they are all tentatively on board. it's the political opposition that is much more intense this time and it seems to have caught the obama administration by surprise. >> you are seeing the americ
majority leader harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator dole brand, both of them home state senators for sotomayor on behalf of their extraordinary work. i want to thank all the members of congress who have taken the time to join us here at the event and want to acknowledge all of the advocates and groups who organized to mobilize in support of these efforts from the very beginning. your worked maybe absolutely -- your work was critical to our success, so pat ourselves on the back. congratulations. [applause] to members of congress want to acknowledge, senator bob menendez, who worked so hard on the senate side -- and commerce woman vasquez -- congresswoman vasquez, from our hispanic caucus. i think we all wanted take a moment to recognize the woman who in so many ways made this day possible, justice sotomayor. [applause] she is here with her husband, omar, her brother, one, and other members of her family who are thrilled they could join us here to
, current events and politics. monday night, kris anderson and senate majority leader harry reid. >> james lovelock, a warning sign to send originator of the guy at theory presents the theory that there's nothing we can do to stop the earth from getting hotter so it is time to concentrate on how to save ourselves. south down all cultural community center in washington hosted this event. it is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you, everybody, for that wonderful welcome, and thank you for your kind introduction. it will make my speech easier. ladies and gentlemen, where i live, in the united kingdom, summer last year was cool and wet, and the winter was the coldest of this century. these affects were not just in our country, they were felt in china and parts of this great continent as well. the gulf of mexico last year, last summer, was 8 degrees celsius cooler than it has been in previous years which is just as well. it did not do the damage that its sister, katrina, did the year before. my friends among climatologists tell me the average
on the economy, current events and politics. monday night, kris anderson and senate majority leader harry reid. three days of peace, love and music, 40 years ago this weekend, half a million people gathered for woodstock. co-founder michael lang takes us behind the scenes tonight at 9:00 eastern on both tv. >> in your new book from the new deal to the new right, you argue that modern conservatism was found in the south, why? >> the reason i make that claim is often people talk about southern strategy, the capture of the south by the gop after the 1960s beginning with barry goldwater, nixon's 72 election but in some ways, the situation is the reverse, southerners played a key role in development in the conservative capture of the republican party itself, and also republican ascendance national league. in certain ways, a combination of southern segregationist politics and northern economic conservatism were blended over time by various political actors in a way that allowed the national language of racial resentment and opposition to federal and state power in the democratic party in general. >>
] >> a vote for cloture it is a procedural vote and i would suspect to support senator harry reid on a bill he wants to bring up to cut off debate on a motion to proceed so the issue can be taken up. that was illustrated when there were 49 republican senators a couple of years ago, and employees free choice act came out, i was the sole republican who voted for cloture so we could take of the bill. it was not to say that i was for the bill, because i am for the principles of a union certification and first contract, but that is an illustration on a procedural issue where i would vote to take up the bill. i think the legislation ought to be considered by the senate. i am not saying there might not be an extreme case where there was a first amendment issue, or if somebody wanted to cut back on the way i supported hate crimes legislation, or the way i have supported fairness and equality for gays, that i might not if there is a constitutional issue. but i expect to be a book to support cloture. -- i expect to be able to support cloture. >> next question? >> senator specter, i am a constituent of y
seats. that was pretty bad. that wasn't a 40%, 40% deal. laura: evil mongers as we heard harry reid refer to people at the town hall events. evil monger, astro turf fringe, food fight. none of that has worked. discussing civil engagement in this way, a man who was a community organizer, we have people organizing. they might not agree with his agenda but they are organizing. why isn't this celebrated? why is it constantly dismissed as irrelevant and by the white house. >> i don't think the white house is so much dismissing it as. laura: food fight. robert gibbs called it a food fight. it's not respective of the country. was boseman monday that tana representative today. >> i'm sure people on the left would say today was. people on the right would say arlen specter was. laura: i think the president of the united states should celebrate the fact that more people are engaged in this public debate than ever before. that's what we thought about it. >> i think what you are seeing in the outrage at the town halls is powerlessness. these are people that by and large, their party is out of po
week in prime time. more books on the economy, currency events and politics. fritz henderson and harry reid. >> former new york
-american or evil-mongers which harry reid said a few days ago. when you hear all the attacks and demeaning you and me the activities we are undertaking on behalf of freedom, take heart because the american public is looking at the other side's attacks on us and they are looking at their preposterous stands on this issue. their statements on the issue. they are siding with us. americans are about common sense and they get when their freedoms are its stake and they stand up and fight when -- for those freedoms and your in the vanguard. i am encouraged by the poll numbers. i want to take a moment and tell you about americans for prosperity and americans for prosperity foundation. it started four and a half years ago. it was an idea that asked a question. we know that whenever there is a budget fight or tax battle, whether in washington or state capital, we know there are going to be people on the big government side. you always see that. maybe that is the public employee union standing up and saying we need the money for this government service. maybe it is for the radical environmentalists sayin
for harry reid or nancy pelosi. those are two very critically important votes. regardless of how they vote on anything else, one guy will vote one way and the other will vote the other. who would you prefer they vote for? it is not a game of purity anymore. i wish it could be but it is not. it is a game of the evils of to loesser's. you have to pick the lesser evil of the two. >> thank you. >> i am very concerned about what will be happening with the census. apparently the census will be under the control of the white house. they are hiring all these people from a corn to be census takers. there was an article in the wall street journal that talked about there is a question of them counting illegal immigrants in the census. i wonder how this will if -- affect elections going forward and if there's a thing we can do about it? i assume it will affected not in our favor. >> my understanding is that there is some compelling laws that even the white house will have to comply with on that. that they were not able to pull it from the commerce program. let's not kid ourselves. they will still cont
on the economy, current events and politics. monday night jillian, chris anderson and harry reid. >> "washington journal" continues. host: now from pittsburgh, suzy madrik. she's coming to us from pittsburgh where they have just concluded next roots nation. the national convention of liberal bloggers and activists. first, suzy, where did you come up with the name "suburban gorilla" how did that happen? guest: when i was a newspaper editor and columnist, i wrote a column for an area in pennsylvania. it is considered the republican counterpart to the democratic regime. i liked the idea, it was suburban and guerilla. they weren't used to people taking pops at them. host: tell us about next roots nation and what is going on up there the past week. guest: i skip most of the panels because this is an opportunity for me to meet and talk with and network with these people. the online colleagues i'm in contact with throughout the rest of the year. there are all kinds of great panels for people who aren't bloggers, all kinds of information about how to be effective some your community, how to get things d
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